L’Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science South African National Young Talents Programme 2021

Application Deadline:JUNE 21, 2021

The third edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme aims to promote and encourage young women in science. This programme identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and Technological sciences.

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme launched in the Africa region in 2010. In line with our vision of supporting more female scientists across Africa, there are now two dedicated programmes for Africa:
• A national programme dedicated to South Africa
• The regional sub-Saharan Africa programme supporting the 48 other countries of the region

The South African National Programme recognizes seven young female scientists
annually.
• 5 research grants of R80 000 each will be allocated to 5 doctoral students enrolled in an institution and in a research laboratory in South Africa
• 2 research grants of R160 000 each will be allocated to 2 post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute in South Africa

The L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science South Africa national programme research grants are awarded within the framework of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

Doctorates

  • South African Citizenship
  • Be enrolled in a South Africa university and carrying out their doctorate in a
    research laboratory in one of the 9 Provinces
  • Conducting research in one of the scientific fields listed in Annexure 2

    Post-Doctorates
  • South African Citizenship
  • Be enrolled in post-doctorate in a research laboratory or an institution in one of the provinces
  • Conducting research in one of the scientific fields listed in Annexure 2
  • Having started the post-doctorate before the opening date of the call for applications

Selection Criteria
The selection criteria of the candidate by the jury are the following:
a. Quality of the application
The applicant must:
• Demonstrate how the training or the practical and theoretical knowledge acquired within the host organization contribute to the work of the current research
• Valorize the excellence of the academic record (number, quality, and impact of publications, conference presentations, patents, etc.)
• Include the research summary formulated in clear terms (200 words maximum)
• Include exemplary letters of recommendation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the L’Oreal-Unesco for Women in Science South African National Young Talents Programme 2021

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  1. […] Le programme L’Oréal-UNESCO Jeunes Talents pour les Femmes et la Science s’engage à soutenir l’implication des jeunes femmes dans la recherche scientifique. Ce programme identifie et récompense de brillantes jeunes chercheuses en sciences de la vie et de l’environnement, sciences des matériaux, mathématiques, informatique et sciences de l’information, sciences de l’ingénieur et technologies. A ce jour, plus de 50 dotations ont été décernées à de jeunes doctorants et post-doctorants maghrébins – pour l’excellence de leur niveau académique, l’originalité de leur projet scientifique, mais aussi leur volonté de transmettre leur passion aux jeunes. […]

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